I've said before and I'll say it again. There is NOTHING better than riding in the mountains of CO. First high alt ride of the summer. 55 rocky mountain miles of heaven near Breckenridge. Me and my buddy Eric hit Red Cone, Radical Hill and North, South and Middle forks. Highest elevation was 13,000 feet at the top of Red Cone (the spot Bryan has posted on the home page). lowest elavation, well that would be the two times I wiped out in the first two miles of the ride on the way up to Red Cone. My suspension was set very stiff as the last ride I did was a track. This is very rocky and I was just hitting and launching. 8 miles into the ride, Eric flatted the front tire. Luckily he just started carrying a tube and air cartriges. Unluckily he took his kick stand off and we had to stack rocks to lift his bike. We ended up putting his bike on his helmet which was on a rock. Taking the tire off was not that easy. The forks were swinging and the axil stripped on the way out. It also bent the rotor but we bent that back real quick. It did not look out of shape at all. We got some help when four more riders showed up. Two were on '98 WR400s and never heard of this site. I told them to look us up. They helped us get the front back on. If you guys find this site and post, thanks a lot. Your help was appreciated. I took this time to soften up the forks and never had another problem the rest of the day. Until the last 10 miles back through those rocks. I was completely exhausted at the end and was having a hell of a time controlling the bike. I was in spagetti arm state. We rode hard for 55 miles. Eric was on a mission as he was hard to keep up with. He had the XR600 humming through everything. My helmet is off to him. As expected, we did run into some snow. Webster pass was not passable due to snow. Which meant we had to go back up Red Cone to get back to the truck. Red Cone is supposed to be one way, which is down. It is very steep. Easy to get squirrly on the way up. Not this time though. Blasted right up swinging the rear end a couple of times but up in one shot. Radical hill was also open but we had to detour around a snow bank through a nice little narly section. Then push each other through the snow on a switchback. As always, be prepared in the mountains, even in the summer. We ran into about a 20 minute rain storm where the temp dropped down to the low 60's high 50's. Luckily we remembered our rain gear. Then the sun came back out and it warmed up agian. Here is the funny thing though. I never did rejet for the higher elevations. I ran with a 175 main, 48 pilot and YZ needle in the fouth position. The fuel screw was 1 3/4 turns out. My bike ran fine. No stalling, back firing and only minor popping on decelerations. Plenty of power. Maybe someone with the knowledge can tell me why I didn't have to rejet. It was however, hard to start the first time. I had to use the hot start button, no choke. But after that, no problems. Anyway, I am totally psyched as we are fully into mountain riding season here in CO. See you in the clouds. ------------------ Dougie, '99 WR400 Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.